The 5 Most Innovative Gyms in California

The world is full of romantic, innovative, technical and traditional gyms. Visit any country and you’ll notice the unique fitness culture of the region. Fitness trend is not a mathematical equation. Humans are emotional beings. We work with instinct, motivation, challenges, and behavior rather than scientific facts. Scientific facts can convince our logical mind, but logic can never motivate us for exercise. Weight loss is all about motivation.

Successful people (most of them) live a happy and inspiring life. Their bodies reflect this emotional state. So, we thought of something different. How about the 5 most innovative gyms in California?

We have collected a list of gyms that’ll surprise you with their architecture model, atmosphere, and training system.

I bet you’ll love these gyms. If the gym happens to be in your city, do not forget to pay a visit.

Each gym or fitness club refers to an individual mission statement. Creating this list was hard. We have based it on the search volume and popularity. More gyms will appear on the list as soon as we have covered them.

So, here you go. Enjoy this small list.

1. Gold Gym Venice CA

The Gold Gym will again appear here. This gym was featured in an Arnold Swarchenegger movie, but that is not the only reason for its popularity. In a web listing, Gold gym was featured as the top 17 most innovative gyms in the World. We are glad to have that branch in California.

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The original Gold Gym in Venice CA started its operation in the early 80s. Some people complain about broken machines and old nature. Others appreciate the inspirational atmosphere in the gym.

After all, a gym is about workouts. If the atmosphere is nice and you work hard; you’ll achieve your goals. If you ever plan to visit Venice, check out this gym. It might be old, but you know the old saying:

“Old is Gold” and it is the Gold Gym.

2. The George Foreman Club

This club has been featured on some health websites including Greatist. What is the best thing about George Foreman Club? It must be about facilities, hardworking staff or a detailed fitness strategy. It seems like that George Foreman club offers a combination of these three qualities.


The Boston gym is known as the George Foreman iii Club. The place is small compared to other big gyms in the city. However, great equipment and hard rules make it a good place to do traditional workouts.

3. National Fitness Campaign (NFC)

NFC was already featured at Greatist and other fitness websites. National Fitness started their campaign in 1979. The gym does not offer any “out-of-box” fitness method.

You must be wondering, “what’s so great about this gym?”.

We were wondering that too. One visit made it all clear. This gym is not a traditional workout place. Their innovative design and their mission statement make it all different. The best thing is their outdoor circuit training system that is available freely to the public audience. NFC is one of the few gyms that brought unusual fitness changes in California. They have collaborated with various colleges and sponsors to make it “free for all”.

Despite being a free service, the gym is spotless and innovative. If you are planning to stay fit on a budget, join National Fitness Campaign.

4. Wave House San Diego

“Wave House is a party on Southern California beach” (Yelp Review Statement)

Beautiful waterfalls can be your best companion for any fitness program. Wave House is a wonderful asset for California fitness enthusiasts. The view at night is fantastic. Your body breathes with the rhythm of ocean waves. It is something that shouldn’t be missed in California.

Wave House is probably the most innovative gym in this list. It is not a very great place for workout sessions. Most people just sit on the beach while eating food and enjoying their time at bars.

The beach may feel crowded, but everyone is busy with his or her work. You can have your privacy, and you can even try their various workout sessions like bodyboarding. More information is available on their website.

5. Bliss Paddle Yoga

Bliss paddle is a heaven for yoga lovers. It is the only gym in California that makes you do yoga on a surfboard.

Trained yogis will help you through the process. If you already know about surfing, you can just join the place and enjoy moments of pure happiness and bliss. Bliss Paddle is located in San Diego. As you can guess, the environment reflects the Southern California style. The place is not much crowded, but I am sure you can have a social gathering if you like.

That’s it. We’ll be adding more in the future.


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